Portillo has its own shop, "The Store", stocked up with Portillo logo merchandise, skis, boots, ski clothing, accessories and souvenirs like St Bernard dog toys. Santiago, the capital of Chile is 147km/92 miles south of Portillo. As with other major cities it has huge shops, while at the other end of the spectrum it has the "mercado central", (central market) well worth a visit for a taste of the real Chilean culture. Also recommended is a visit to one of many open air markets offering handicrafts and artworks in wood, wool, clay, mimbre (wicker) silver and lapis lazuli (a semi-precious blue stone found only in Chile and Afghanistan).
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